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Still broken (3rd Time) : Traffic light sensor not triggering

Reported via desktop in the General Fault category anonymously at 08:46, Friday 14 January 2022

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS3239583.

Getting a little embarrasing now. Reporting for the THIRD time as nothing has been done. Scenario : a vehicle waiting to exit from Hainault Court to join Forest Rise. No other vehicles waiting at the traffic lights on Forest Rise, and insufficient turning space for car to join Forest Rise before light has turned green.

The car presence sensor on the traffic light does not detect the vehicle waiting to merge, and as such the light never changes.

This resulted in over 10 minute wait for another vehicle to stop on Forest Rise to trigger the light change.

Sensor should be repositioned to cover this area.

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  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. This has now been investigated and we can confirm that there is a non-urgent fault at these traffic lights. We have therefore referred it to our contractors, and you should see an improvement within 28 days. If you need anything else, or have any questions, please contact our customer services team on 0343 222 1234

    Please also be aware that, all Action Scheduled reports are automatically closed after 28 days. However, the fault will be fixed within this timescale, which may be sooner, or in a few cases take a little longer.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by TfL at 16:06, Friday 14 January 2022

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